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Brian Kelly hits the Free Agency Market

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As expected Brian Kelly has opted out of the final year of his contract with the Bucs. By paying out $420,000 Kelly has made himself a free agent. Kelly has been looking for a big pay day for the past few seasons and hasn’t been able to get the Bucs to bite on a long term, high value contract.

However looking at Kelly’s injury record it’s obvious why the Bucs didn’t commit and will any other NFL team pony up big dollars for a CB that has spent more time on the sidelines than between the hash marks ?

So whats the future at CB for the Bucs now ? Philip Buchanon has filled in nicely, and Sammy Davis could fill in the Nickle position, however this makes me think that we need to pick up a top tier CB in this years draft or FA. I’ve seen some mock drafts linking us with Aqib Talib or Mike Jenkins but I certainly think we need some help.

In other FA news the Bucs resigned Michael Bennett to provide some depth in the RB position. Bennett showed some glimpses of form during his limited game time and should benefit from having spent more time with the Bucs offence.

Bucs Sign QB coach, still need RB coach

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The Bucs made another off season move by hiring Greg Olson to be their QB’s coach. It reunites Olson, with Jeff Garcia as the two were together with the 49ers. Olson comes in from the Rams, where their offence had stuttered last season. Olson spent two seasons as the Rams OC ,which¬† included an 06 campaign that saw it ranked sixth in the NFL in total offense in ’06, averaging 360.4 yards per game. Olson replaces Paul Hackett.

The Bucs have one vacancy to fill and that’s the RB coach. Earnest Byner of the Redskins has been interviewed but the Bucs are still believed to be looking for their man

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February 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm

19-0: A bit premature

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OK, you can’t blame the publishers for wanting to cash in on a perfect season but after the Giants upset the odds to win the Superbowl this book seems a bit out of place

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February 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm